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Author Archives: Matt Duncan

Sunderland Manager Paolo Di Canio Is Walking A Tightrope

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  Since he burst controversially into the Stadium of Light dugout, Paolo di Canio has been box office. His knee sliding, air punching celebrations have endeared him to the Sunderland faithful but his latest press conference has placed him on … Continue reading

Is Enough Being Done to Promote Tolerance in Soccer?

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The world has another homosexual professional footballer. Robbie Rogers, the former U.S.A. international and Leeds player has revealed via a well-written statement on his website, that he is gay and that he is now to step away from the game … Continue reading

Who Are Your Favorite Pundits in the Premier League?

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Turn on your TV to watch a game anywhere in the world and the chances are that you will soon see the face of an ex-footballer attempting to share his knowledge of the game with you. Except that all too … Continue reading

EPL Talk Podcast Discussion: The Future of Youth Football in England

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  For our New Year’s Resolution, the EPL Talk Podcast crew have decided to bring you a new weekly feature, the EPL Talk Podcast Discussion. We want to get you all involved in the debate so each week we will … Continue reading

Sunday’s Liverpool-Man United Match Is A Chance For Real Voices Of Football To Be Heard

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This weekend’s match at Anfield between Liverpool and Manchester United is important both on and off the field. Brendan Rodgers’ side are still searching for a league win and getting it against their biggest rivals would be a huge catalyst … Continue reading

Is There Any Reason To Believe That Manchester City Won’t Win The Title Again?

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Video: FOX Soccer’s Kickoff 2012 | Barclays Premier League After a summer of sport that has spoilt us all, especially those lucky enough to live in the UK and become a part of the Olympics, the start of the football … Continue reading

Football Supporters Should Be Careful What You Wish For Regarding New Owners

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The last few years in the Premier League has seen a new type of character emerge, one that at times has seemingly overtaken the players in terms of importance to the story of the game. It appears that wherever you … Continue reading

Why I Agree With Alan Davies that Liverpool Should Play on April 15

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In this Internet-fueled world, we are led to believe that we have never been so free. Free to get our information from wherever we want and apparently free to voice our opinions in ways that simply were not possible before … Continue reading

Financial Situation in British Football Shows the Need for a New Way of Thinking

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The last few weeks have not been good for the financial side of the beautiful game. We have seen clubs going into administration, others nearly folding and no progress on controlling the wages of top players. Only today Wigan have … Continue reading

Premier League Racism Scandal Has Made Everyone Look Bad

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One of the most depressing things to have emerged from the racism scandal that has threatened to overshadow large parts of the Premier League season is the loyalty blindness that has affected large amounts of fans throughout the league. The … Continue reading

If You Were Yakubu, What Would You Have Done?

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Wigan against Blackburn on a cold November afternoon. Normally not a game that would catch my imagination and certainly not one that prior to this weekend I imagined myself writing about come the start of the week. But one incident … Continue reading

Man United vs Man City: The Biggest Match in Decades for Manchester

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This Sunday sees the two Manchester Clubs collide in what is the biggest match between the two for many a year. With no disrespect to Chelsea and the rest of the chasing pack, this is likely to be a match … Continue reading

Niall Quinn Has Nothing to Be Ashamed Of At Sunderland

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We are all aware of some of the negative views that people have about our great sport. I even have a fair few of my own. But it is important to occasionally pat our sport on the back and remind … Continue reading

Bendtner To The Rescue to Save Sunderland

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All does not appear to be well at Sunderland. The shock departure of Asamoah Gyan this week rounded off what has been a horrible first few weeks for Steve Bruce and all involved at the Stadium of Light. This has … Continue reading

How Secure is Steve Bruce’s Position at Sunderland?

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After overseeing another defeat to their local rivals at the weekend, Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has been the focus of some fairly angry rants from fans on forums and websites across the Internet. After the sizeable investment seen over the … Continue reading

Why Arsenal and Man City Are Heading In Two Different Directions

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This past weekend saw the next chapter in the tales of two of the most historic clubs in English football. Manchester City took to the Premier League as one of the favorites for the league title and saw their latest … Continue reading

2011-12 Premier League Predictions: And The Winner Is . . .

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I always like to avoid cliché and the expected angle whenever I write. However I make an annual exception in the week leading up to the start of the Premier League season when I throw my hat into the predictions … Continue reading

A Season Of Hope for Premier League Clubs Outside the Sky Six

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And so another new Premier League season draws near. In two weeks time we will be in the midst of the first round of fixtures, possibly the most intoxicating time of the season. At no other point for the next … Continue reading